Render Elements can create separate channels for a variety of render effects. Learn how to set up render elements in 3ds Max for V-Ray.
- Now that we have our lighting in place, … we can start to render. … Now, if we want to, we could just render a simple image … from our scene and that would look something like this. … Now, this may or may not be good enough for your purposes, … but if we want to go a little bit further, … we can use what are called Render Elements … and those allow you to render out specific effects. … So if I take a look at some of these, … we could have something like a raw lighting pass … which is just the light in the scene. … We could render out just the reflections, … just the shadows, … and we have a whole bunch of different ones that we can do … such as the depth of the scene, … so ZDepth would give me the distance from the camera. … Now, each one of these can be layered … on top of the original image … to enhance the render and make for a composite … that looks even better. … So we can do this using what are called Render Elements. … We can find them in our Render Setup window, … so when I open this up, …
- Using exposure compensation
- Using photometric lighting
- Adding sunlight
- Adjusting auxiliary lights
- Balancing lights
- Daytime rendering
- Compositing in Photoshop
- Nighttime lighting
- Night rendering and compositing
- Adding reflections and final touches
Skill Level Intermediate
V-Ray Next for 3ds Max Essential Trainingwith Brian Bradley6h 13m Intermediate
3ds Max: Substance to V-Ray Workflowswith Brian Bradley1h 35m Intermediate
1. Setting Up the Scene
2. Lighting for Daytime
3. Daytime Rendering and Compositing
4. Lighting for Night
5. Night Rendering and Compositing
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